South Asia An Environmental History

by Christopher V. Hill

Part of the Nature and Human Societies Series

South Asia An Environmental History Synopsis

This work is a chronological study of South Asia that emphasizes the effect of humans on their environment, and in return the influence of nature on the evolution of human society. * A chronology charting important events in the environmental history of South Asia, from the development of the Indus civilization ca. 2500 B.C.E., to the impact on Sri Lanka of the tsunami of December 2004 * A series of maps ranging from general depictions of South Asian physiography to specific topics, such as the westward movement of the Kosi River from 1732 to 1948

South Asia An Environmental History Press Reviews

[T]his handbook offers a chronologically organized environmental history of a staggeringly complex region. By focusing on the crucial reciprocal relationship between South Asia's inhabitants and their environment, it explores the effect of humans on their surroundings, as well as the influence of nature on the evolution of South Asian cultures. - APADE South Asia: An Environmental History would be an excellent addition to all academic libraries, especially those with strong Asian Studies or environmental collections. - Reference & User Services Quarterly This volume, as with the others in the series, is highly recommended for academic libraries as a good source to give undergraduates a place to start to get background on specific regions of the world, their environmental issues, history, and politics. - ARBA

Book Information

ISBN: 9781851099252
Publication date: 6th March 2008
Author: Christopher V. Hill
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 329 pages
Categories: Asian history, Social impact of environmental issues,

About Christopher V. Hill

Christopher V. Hill, PhD, is professor of history at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO.

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